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    Missed the boat from Portugal.

    Thank you Nutcracker. I guess we just have to hope as I think it is a young one from this year.
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    Missed the boat from Portugal.

    We have a new addition to our window cills, they are getting a bit overcrowded now! In the summer among a whole host of other birds, we had a family of Hoopoe nesting on the garage roof. Who I think had 3 young. Now in mid to late October we have 1 who seems to have missed the boat to Asia. It...
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    Please help with ID

    Thanks Lou. I have looked at all the pictures I can find on the web of your mentioned bird but none seem to have the colour of rusty/red on the bib that I saw, so not sure.
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    Please help with ID

    Hi Yesterday in Portugal. I saw a wagtail, never seen one of this type before. It was a larger wagtail than a white one, had a very long tail with a white spot on the end, had yellow on the body and a browny/red bib. I reached for my camera but it had gone, so no picture. Thanks for any help
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    Bird ID please

    Thank you both for your quick answers. We have got Buzzards round here but I had never seen one sitting on a wall or on the ground before. Thanks again
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    Bird ID please

    Hi Please can anyone help with an ID? Seen about an hour before dusk in Portugal's Silver coast, sitting on a wall today (24 September). Thanks for any help
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    Portugal - birds in my garden

    I am so lucky to live where I do. In the last few weeks I have had - A family of Black Redstarts - 3 young still around 4 nests boxes of Great Tits - all flown away A Blackbird with 1 young A thrust with 2 young A nest of Hoopoe, the young emerging in the last few days Stonechats - the...
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    An unusual story

    I would like share with you an amazing but true story. 3 years ago - We had a pair of birds start nesting in an area between the house and garage, this area has a normal built roof and back wall, with one side being the garage wall and the other with a side opening and an open front. It also...
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    our long term friend

    Hi all. I have an update to this - We still have her tapping the window, some days more than others. I also worked out where she was nesting - about 3 meters over our back wall in a patch of wild bamboo. She came to our window one day with a beak full of food, so I understood she must have...
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    The Most Rediculos but funny answers non birders have told their kids

    A couple of years ago, on a ferry from Spain to the UK. A woman was set to educate the whole ferry, in the loudest voice she had and looking around to include everyone, she announced - you want to take a boat along the Douro River, it is lovely, it is only a SHORT river (fact - 557 miles), they...
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    Visiting E Asia - coronavirus

    Good luck with what you decide!! There is a cherry blossom route in Spain near to the Spanish/Portuguese boarder in March.
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    our long term friend

    Thanks for that. I cannot see over our back wall so did not know where she goes, so cannot see her all the time. She can never be far away as she nearly always appears when we go in the bedroom. Would the male sit on any eggs? We have a robin box under cover between the house and garage, is it...
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    our long term friend

    I think it is a female. There is a male around but don't know if they are a pair or he has another female. Where do they nest, do you know? Often when you go into the room she is just sitting on the window cill outside and you just see the top of her head, when she hears you, she sits up and...
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    our long term friend

    No, it looks just the same now. The photo on my 2nd picture post with the nest matterial was only a few days ago.
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